can Mollys breed with diff color mollies?

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by kuba1992, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. kuba1992Valued MemberMember

    hey everyone can a brown molly breed with an white molly? or swordtail and guppy or vise virsa? thanks alot in advance
  2. BennyBValued MemberMember

    Of course a brown molly can breed with a white, or most likely a silver, molly. Since they are both mollies, the offspring may even be able to reproduce as well! :D That sounds like it would be an interesting hybrid!
    However, if you breed different species, such as platies and mollies, the offspring may be infertile.

    I think I even read once that most breeds of molly were made by crossbreeding. :eek: Awesome... ;D

    Last edited: Mar 21, 2010
  3. kuba1992Valued MemberMember

    can molly breed with diff color mollies?

    hey everyone can a brown molly breed with an white molly? or swordtail and guppy or vise virsa? thanks alot in advance

  4. kuba1992Valued MemberMember

    thanks alot. and also how long does it take untill i notice a growth in the fry?
  5. BennyBValued MemberMember

    If they don't end up getting eaten eventually, it should take them a month, at least, before they get big enough to start taking care of themselves. But if you feed them well, and take care of them, they should grow big quickly. I would say a week or two.
  6. BennyBValued MemberMember

    Here, I made this blog just today! It has some excellent info about breeding livebearers!
  7. bassbonedivaFishlore VIPMember

    Different colored mollies can breed, yes, since they are just color variations on the same species. There have been instances of guppies cross breeding with platies (I think it's platies), but the resulting fry are sterile and generally don't live long. Different colored platies can breed (I have a parrot male with three different colored females and they're always at it). Different colored guppies can breed. Different colored swords can breed. I believe that swords and platies can breed as well since they're variations on similar specie (I have a friend whose red velvet sword bred with his blue wag platy and he just had a batch of fry from them).
  8. kuba1992Valued MemberMember

    alright and ok thanks alot man
  9. BennyBValued MemberMember

    No problem, I'm here to help. But let me also mention, if you have a separate tank or something lined up for the fry, I do suggest putting them in there anyway.
    Idk why your fish won't eat the fry now, but if they get hungry, they might decide to take a bite. :eek:
  10. kuba1992Valued MemberMember

    Ya ok thanks. I got a 10 gallon for the fry but no heater just a filter. Do the fry need a heater?
  11. BennyBValued MemberMember

    Oooh yes. A unheated tank could mean certain death for fry. They are very sensitive to their environments, so it's crucial that you take every necessary step and precaution seriously.
  12. kuba1992Valued MemberMember

    Oh ok. Thank you.

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